A film by Chie Hayakawa. In Japanese with German subtitles.
In a near future, the Japanese government program “Plan 75″ will encourage elderly people to die voluntarily in order to combat the aging of society. A senior citizen who can no longer live independently, a pragmatic “Plan 75″ salesman, and a young Filipino caregiver face a life-or-death decision. Chie Hayakawa’s PLAN 75 is a wonderful story at times full of humor which uses Japan’s aging crisis as a template for a dystopian narrative. By following Michiko, Maria and Hiromu along the way, director Hayakawa celebrates life and its all everyday, small pleasures. The centerpiece of this triptych is Michiko, embodied by the formidable Chieko Baisho, an independent senior citizen who turns to “Plan 75″ as her last option.
Hikari No Hana 光のはな
Japan, Frankreich, Philippinen, Katar 2022, 112 Minuten · Japanisch mit deutschen Untertiteln
Regie: Chie Hayakawa 早川千絵
Kamera : Hideho Urata
Schnitt : Anne Klotz
mit: Chieko Baisho, Hayato Isomura, Taka Takao, Yumi Kawai, Stefanie Arianne, Hisako Okata